Psychology & Counseling: Faculty & Staff

Richard Joseph Behun, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

Associate Professor
Coordinator of Counselor Education & Chi Sigma Iota Chapter Faculty Advisor & CACREP Liaison
570-348-6211 ext 2685
McGowan 1031


Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP)

Duquesne University - 2013


Master of Science in Education in School Administration

Duquesne University - 2013


Master of Science in Education in School Counseling (CACREP)

Duquesne University - 2008


Master of Studies in Law in Education Law

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law - 2007


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

California University of Pennsylvania - 2005

Research Interests

Dr. Behun conducts research and lectures in the areas of human sexuality, mandated reporting of child maltreatment with an emphasis on child sexual abuse, and legal and ethical issues in the helping professions (concentrating on civil liability and tort law with a specialty in negligence).

Richard Joseph Behun, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Behun is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and is a certified PK-12 school counselor. Dr. Behun holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision and has earned master’s degrees in Education Law, School Counseling, and School Administration. He has extensive experience working with middle and high school students in his previous positions as a professional school counselor and high school principal.

Curriculum Vitae